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May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

My Top 10 Tips For Mamas In Their First Year Postpartum

Once you know better you do better. When I was first starting off in the fitness industry I didn’t know enough about training the pregnant and postpartum population. I have learned SO much in the past few years and will only continue to provide the best information for this population of women. Pregnancy, birth and postpartum are NO JOKE and I want


March 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

How To Choose The Best Protein Bar For YOU

With today’s hectic schedules, there are definitely times that high-in-protein on-the-go options save the day! I have tried my fair share of bars and while I chose the whole foods route the majority of the time, I definitely have found some bars I like better than others. I have discussed protein powders in a previous post (which are great for


March 2, 2017 | 3 Comments

Progress Is Progress And Fat Loss Is Not Linear

Suppose you started off the New Year and were really “good,” with your food. As a result you experienced significant scale changes week after week. Let’s say perhaps, you lost 2 lbs a week for four sequential weeks. FUCK YEAHHHHHHH!!! I would advise that it is not always realistic to assume that fat loss will continue in this linear fashion for


February 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

My 4 Favorite Smart Strength Exercises To Build A Better Booty

If you know me at all, you know I am all about the glutes. Developing strong glutes can prevent low back pain, knee pain and well… There is a bit more to my glute obsession, here is a  bit of my backstory on how I got into strength training! I was one of those people born with NO ASS to speak of. My lack of glutes ended up getting me into a


January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Why Smart Strength?

So you are new to lifting and up until this point, your only goals have been akin to “I want to complete my first half marathon”, or “I want to weigh 130lbs”.* Perhaps you suddenly find yourself injured, no longer able to run, and you are looking to strength train in order to elicit a training effect but you have no idea where to


January 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Smart Strength Training Tips For Hypermobile Females

One of the most common issues I must address when strength training with female clientele is hypermobility.   As women, we are often hypermobile in one or more areas, and in order to safely and effectively learn to strength train, there are certain positions and cues to be aware of.  As you can see, I have first hand experience with hypermobility


December 13, 2016 | 1 Comments

8 Smart Strength Fitness Hacks For Getting Strong AF At Home

The gym can be an intimidating place when you don’t have a ton of experience with strength training. The sweaty grunting “bros” end up taking up the free weight area and you are left wandering around the gym, self-conscious and wondering what the FUCK to do. The truth is once you take the time to gain the knowledge, it’s empowering as all hell


December 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

How Trying To Make It As A Female In The Fitness Industry Nearly Killed Me

Who would you rather have as your coach?  The woman on the left or the woman on the right?   Why? I’ll tell you why I’d rather be trained by the current me versus the then me: Because I’m a better trainer.   Because I have a life, filled with wonderful things, (that aren’t all fitness related) just like you.  Because


October 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fall Is Here And I Have Lots To Share :)

Happy Monday #fitfam! These photos are 12 years of me 💛 I’ve weighed 119lbs, 170lbs 150lbs, 130 lbs and everything in between. Who honestly fucking cares? The people that matter in my life don’t love me any more or less based on my weight or outward appearance. The same is true for you. Appreciate your body everyday. No matter


October 16, 2016 | 3 Comments

My Four Favorite Core Exercises That Are Safe for All Four Trimesters

  As a pregnant and postpartum woman, I have heard firsthand the following recommendations from midwives, nurses, and doctors. If you did it before pregnancy, it is safe to continue it throughout pregnancy. Don’t lay on your back after your first trimester. Don’t let your heartbeat go over 140 bpm during exercise. Make sure you do